Definition of cartography noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//kɑːˈtɒɡrəfi//
; NAmE NAmE//kɑːrˈtɑːɡrəfi//
[uncountable] Crafts and skills
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the art or process of drawing or making maps See related entries: Crafts and skills Word Originmid 19th cent.: from French cartographie, from carte ‘map, card’, from Latin carta, charta, from Greek khartēs ‘papyrus leaf’ + -graphie (see -graphy).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: cartography